3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Jeanniey Walden, Chief Innovation and Marketing Officer of DailyPay

3Sixty Insights welcomed Jeanniey Walden, chief innovation and marketing officer of DailyPay, Inc., to the latest episode of #HRTechChat, where we explored the idea that the act of paying employees is much more than the operational aspects of running payroll. Any employer that solves frustrations related to pay can be exceptionally effective in influencing employees’ feelings and, related, their motivation to be productive. Following are a few of the interesting ideas we covered during our illuminating conversation: The exchange of physical or mental energy for pay is arguably the single most important aspect of employment. Even so, employees have for years experimented or interacted with pay very little on a daily basis. Limitations of technology have been the largest impediment. Mobile technology and social media have played a key role in catalyzing an expansion of our attitudes toward pay — and can make getting paid a sharing experience not unlike getting coffee. (Jeanniey explains….) Put differently, pay can be much, much more than a number to set and forget, more than an event that takes place in the background every one or two weeks. Pay can and should also be an experience, and a good place to start making pay […]

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3Sixty Insights Monthly Recap | March 2021

Recent Research: Case Study: Paycor and Partner Spark Hire Empower Affordable Housing Developer’s Recruiting Efforts 3Sixty Insights set out this year to explore several phenomena in human capital management and the technology for it. The employer’s experience covered here provides a case-in-point of interplay between a few of these. Point Solutions: Usual Suspects, Atypical Origins Vendors of full suites for HCM have made significant strides with their end-to-end functionality, feasibly covering the entire spectrum of HR and related needs. Despite these vendors’ laudable work toward these ends, no full-suite HCM vendor can expect to be all things to all employers. In certain domains of the HCM landscape, the need persists; for some, it is the need for best-of-breed point solutions. 3Sixty Insights has found that talent acquisition is one of these domains, and the demand appears pervasive. Why? For many employers, a specialization or a niche in their software for talent acquisition is essential. A small business will struggle with a solution designed for the enterprise. A large law firm that needs to recruit polished professionals is underserved by a solution designed for high-volume entry-level hiring. There are other examples. For these and other reasons, many users must look outside […]

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Mike Erlin, CEO and Co-Founder of AbilityMap

With the picturesque Australian outdoors as his backdrop, Mike Erlin, CEO and co-founder of AbilityMap, joined 3Sixty Insights in the early morning his time for this episode of #HRTechChat. A fellow alum of Cornerstone OnDemand, Mike brings ideas that slot right into the future of work. Employers today have the tools to understand their organizational culture like never before. Mike delves into some specifics and explains why any company can ward off a plethora of related challenges before they even take root. Much of the way forward distills down to the deployment of the right psychometric instrument. But there’s much more to it, and if you enjoy geeking out on human capital management, then you’ll have fun following our conversation. Here’s some of what we covered: How can organizations start getting deliberate and methodical about changing an employer culture? Why are pizza Fridays, though a nice gesture, not an effective way to build an employer culture? What are some of the attitudes that may have held the world of work back in resolving to evaluate and train for soft skills? Why is now the time to start doing so? How can learning benefit to become far more efficient? How does […]

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Case Study: Paycor and Partner Spark Hire Empower Affordable Housing Developer’s Recruiting Efforts

3Sixty Insights set out this year to explore several phenomena in human capital management and the technology for it. The employer’s experience covered here provides a case-in-point of interplay between a few of these (3Sixty Insights BWSAG20101 – Research Agenda 2020-2021 Human Capital Management, October 2020). Point Solutions: Usual Suspects, Atypical Origins Vendors of full suites for HCM have made significant strides with their end-to-end functionality, feasibly covering the entire spectrum of HR and related needs. Despite these vendors’ laudable work toward these ends, no full-suite HCM vendor can expect to be all things to all employers. In certain domains of the HCM landscape, the need persists; for some, it is the need for best-of-breed point solutions. 3Sixty Insights has found that talent acquisition is one of these domains, and the demand appears pervasive. Why? For many employers, a specialization or a niche in their software for talent acquisition is essential. A small business will struggle with a solution designed for the enterprise. A large law firm that needs to recruit polished professionals is underserved by a solution designed for high-volume entry-level hiring. There are other examples. For these and other reasons, many users must look outside their end-to-end provider’s […]

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Fintech, meet Foodtech

Markets are easily distracted by Fintech news. Just the other day, I found myself meandering around the internet researching a series of Fintech acquisitions that amounted to fewer than $8M in 2021 sales to a single-billion-dollar shrinking dinosaur. I woke up mid-webpage with a major déjà vu headache wondering how many times we were going to read that very same story before we learned to save ourselves the time and the trouble. (The Highlander already knows the way these things ultimately work). Okay, to be fair, and as Yum Brands knows, like their progenitor PepsiCo who spun them off, there’s usually at least two–right, Coca Cola? But there’s never 100, let alone 1000, let alone 10,000 in a market, like there are estimated Fintech startups these days. But when a giant like Yum! (over $17B in digital sales last year) makes an enabling technology play by buying a company or two or three, it’s time to take notice. Just this month, Yum! purchased Kvantum and Tictuk. The first inkling I had that Yum! was poised to go places was when Massachusetts restaurants became allowed once again to offer takeout last summer, and the line of cars for the takeout windows […]

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Research Agenda: Finance Research Practice 2021

Companies have benefitted from rapid deployment of cloud-based ERP. “Customization” once delayed legacy implementations, but now “Low/No Code” environments enable personalization and better adaptation to unique business requirements. As AI, IoT, and other acronym-rich trends increase the pace of change, rapid system updates and increased leverage of available capabilities become more and more valuable. Putting predictive, intelligent, and mobile capabilities into the hands of front-line resources will further increase the payoff. The Financials and ERP practice at 3Sixty Insights plans to explore these and other themes over the next 12 months: Concrete vs. Abstract Finance: A New Way for Organizations to Look at ERP Seeing Through the Haze: Where is Real Value in the Cloud? Data vs Information: The Rise of Analytics Enterprise Structure vs Line-of-Business Initiatives: Achieving Balance in Location of Power By the Glass or By the Bottle? It’s Not Just What You Buy, But Also How You Buy It By the Glass or By the Bottle Continued: Subscriptions Change Sellers As Much As Buyers How Technology Is Changing: ERP is Dead – Long Live ERP Transformation via Integration: It’s All Connected View and download the full agenda here: 3Sixty Insights – 2021 Finance Practice Research Agenda

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Nicole Roberts, Vice President of People and Culture for MVAH Partners

Nicole Roberts, vice president of people and culture at MVAH Partners, joined 3Sixty Insights for this episode of #HRTechChat. A member of the 3Sixty Insights Global Executive Advisory Council, Nicole started in her leadership role at MVAH a year ago, in March 2020 — just as the flurry of pandemic-related restrictions unfolded in the United States. The disruption profoundly affected the nature of her first several months on the job. On day one, for example, she took over internal employee communications. MVAH, a developer of affordable housing, has 7,000 units under its management across 15 states. The logistics around managing an already dispersed workforce suddenly under unprecedented, unique circumstances were significant and necessitated the expansion of her focus. Amidst all this, Nicole and her team also put in the hard work to implement the following: Paycom for suite-wide human capital management Paycor as a point solution particularly well-suited for applicant tracking at a company the size of MVAH Paycor partner Spark Hire for video interviewing, which was essential to scale to hiring needs under impeded candidate mobility Nicole sat down with us for a wide-ranging discussion — employer culture, the intrinsic drive most employees have to produce good work, her […]

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